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Newsmaker: Dr. Alejandro Hoberman

| Monday, May 5, 2014, 11:00 p.m.
Dr. Alejandro Hoberman is chief of general academic pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Dr. Alejandro Hoberman is chief of general academic pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Noteworthy: The Academic Pediatric Association honored Hoberman this week with its 2014 APA Research Award during the Pediatric Academic Societies' annual meeting in Vancouver.

Age: 54

Residence: Wexford

Family: Wife, Barbara; three sons, Julian, Martin and Andy

Occupation: He is chief of general academic pediatrics at Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, where his research focuses on ear infections and urinary tract infections. Has worked at Children's since 1989.

Education: Medical degree from the National University of Buenos Aires School of Medicine, Argentina; residency at Children's Hospital of Buenos Aires

Background: He was named the first Jack L. Paradise, M.D., Professor of Pediatric Research at Children's, in honor of his mentor, who received the APA award 20 years ago.

Quote: “I'm taking the torch and running with it.”

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